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the deficit and immigration and gun safety and i don't think he's going to be very frustrated if washington is completely divorced from the reality in the country so he's going to seek common ground. he's going to find every way to compromise but he's going to be pretty clear and we're also going to bring the american people more into the debate than the first term. >> what's the big difference in the president obama that took the oath four years ago and tomorrow. >> there's atmospheric differences. we had an economy collapsing all around us and he was a first term president and still putting together his team and agenda and cabinet and still the economy is too weak but recovering and the question is right now building on that as opposed to simply trying to stem the bleeding. big difference and i think the experience of the office as you know. you know, that helps a lot and so i think he does have even more sure-footedness in his approach. >> it can become a bit of a burden. historians write about the second term curse and i know you and your team spent a lot of time studying how to avoid t
consistent with a get real strategy? >> the biggest deficit the country has is a leadership deficit and the truth is the wings of both parties don't represent america. we have a republic not representative to the public. that's one of the reasons i'm one of the national co-founders of no labels to get that over rhetoric. we do need more leadership over the president and have a plan and push forward with regard to a grand bargain strategy because we desperately need one. we need one in 2013. we may not have until 2015. i'm confident we don't have till 2017. >> coming off the fiscal cliff negotiations and the whole experience with that, is that realistic at all in 2013? >> i think it is realistic if you do three things, one, the president has to demonstrate much more leadership. he's the only one elected by the people. he's the chief executive officer. he's got the bully pulpit. secondly, we need to engage the american people with the facts, the truth, with the tough choices in a way forward. i've done it all over the country, all 50 states. they're way ahead of the politicians. they
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